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Beware of Fake VLC Media Players on Windows Store

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#1 Secured Tim

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:33 PM



The official VLC media player for Windows 8 and RT is yet to be released but some developers are trying to fraud Windows 8 users by using VLC name and icon. A media player called "VLC Media Player 8" has been removed from the store yesterday but some new media players are now showing up.

For example check Windows 8 Player which uses VLC icon. These apps are not even free!

#2 P.McGinley


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Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:11 AM

Apps stores now appear to be the new home for scammers. Last month a developer caught selling fake Apple apps on Google Play store.

#3 Chrominator


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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:09 PM

It's easy to rename the app and update icons and screenshots once your app is approved on all the app stores.

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